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Alright....so I finished my build yesterday, I have not done any overclocking or anything...I wasn't planning on doing in the near future either.

I was running "Can You Run It" to see if I can play some games when I noticed something crazy.

It tells me "You Have: 2.81 GHz Performance Rated at: 6.3225 GHz"

So am I at 2.81GHz? Or Is it save to tell people that my Rig is running at 6.3225GHz?

When I look at my system properties, it shows 2.81Ghz. ?? I'm a little confused.

I did a bit of research and I found that my components automatically Overclocked my CPU....??

Main Questions : So am I at 2.81GHz? Or Is it save to tell people that my Rig is running at 6.3225GHz?

asked Aug 24 '10 at 11:25

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edited Aug 24 '10 at 11:25

If you components did overclock your CPU it wouldn't be great enough to overclock it to 6+ GHz. Intel Core i7 930's cannot be overclocked to 6+ GHz without extreme full water cooling and even with that it would be over heating, but not dangerously. Try downloading CPU-Z, it will tell you the tempratures. And if it is HOT it may be 6+GHz, but I doubt it.

answered Aug 25 '10 at 01:07

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reverted Aug 25 '10 at 03:15

no saying it is running at 6 anything GHz is not correct. 2.81 would be correct. however clock speed is starting to mean nothing in today computers, i propose doing a bench mark and saying how many FLOPS (FLoating point Opperations Per Seccond) that really says how much work your computer can actually do...

answered Aug 24 '10 at 15:35

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If you have an "i" series processor then it would have turbo-boost but you wouldn't be able to reach a 6GHz. How many times did you run the test? What web browser are you using? Download CPU-Z or Speccy to see if it gives you a different reading.

answered Aug 25 '10 at 03:24

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Don't worry: Your rig is running @2.81Ghz.

What it means is that the chip manufacturer or that program misrated your processor as being able to run @6+Ghz. This is VERY unrealistic, but may be correct. However, I wouldn't bet on it.

answered Nov 30 '10 at 21:52

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